A Decadent, strictly adult dessert. Serve sliced with a scoop of ice cream or drizzled with cream. Omit the brandy if you prefer. This is a very easy to follow recipe.

Brandy and Chilli Chocolate Tart Recipe

Brandy & Chili Chocolate Tart

A gorgeous chocolate tart.
5 from 3 votes
Pin Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Tart
Cuisine South African
Servings 8 slices
Calories 383 kcal



  • 150 grams flour
  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • 45 ml icing sugar
  • 125 grams butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 30 ml chilled water


  • 4 slabs dark chocolate chopped
  • 30 ml brandy
  • pinch deseeded finely chopped chilli
  • 250 grams mascarpone cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 200ºC (390ºF).


  • Mix the flour, cocoa powder, icing sugar, and butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add the egg and water.
  • Knead to form a dough, wrap in clingfilm and cool for an hour.
  • Grease a loose-bottomed tart tin with little butter. Place the dough on a flour-dusted surface and roll into a large circle.
  • Place the pastry over the tin and fold in the edges to line the dish.
  • Blind bake for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and leave to cool.


  • Place chocolate and brandy into a heatproof bowl.
  • Place over a saucepan of boiling water, heat to melt, remove from heat.
  • Add chilli and mascarpone, whisk to combine, pour into pastry shell and refrigerate to set.


  • Blind bake pastry lined with baking paper and filled with uncooked beans to shape the pastry.


Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 6gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 114mgSodium: 133mgPotassium: 120mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 893IUCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg
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